The Mississippi House passed a bill that would consolidate the Oktibbeha County and Starkville School Districts. The measure now goes to the Senate for approval.
The Starkville School District Board of Trustees may not be able to take any action in regards to mandatory consolidation bill, but at their Tuesday night meeting, SSD officials and trustees urged stakeholders to voice their concerns to representatives in Jackson.
Supervisors will present a list of residents' concerns over a potential school consolidation to state lawmakers today, but the clock is ticking as far as how much input county residents will have in the legislative process.
In a unanimous decision, the Starkville School District Board of Trustees passed the first reading of recommended changes to its use-of-force policy, giving officers on campus the right to use deadly force, if necessary.
The debate over the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's festival grant guidelines continued Tuesday with a special meeting with festival organizers. But the only decision to come out of the meeting was to schedule yet another meeting.
The trial of a man from a prominent Columbus family is underway in Lowndes County Circuit Court. Charlton Aaron Colom, 35, is charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. After a motion hearing Tuesday morning Judge Jim Kitchens moved that Colom be tried as a habitual offender.
Although state insurance commissioner Mike Chaney was unable to attend a Tuesday meeting with the Columbus Rotary Club, his proxy, former Commercial Dispatch editor and current insurance department spokesperson, Joseph Ammerman had some harsh words for Gov. Phil Bryant for his role in the federal government's decision to reject Chaney's state-run health insurance exchange.
Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create jobs and strengthen the nation's middle class.
Kingdom Vision International pastor R.J. Matthews said Tuesday that his church wants to purchase the vacant Lee Middle School property rather than lease it.
State senators want to end the election of local school superintendents, raise the requirements for becoming a teacher and limit the state's ability to take over schools in Mississippi.
Brian Bernard has spent hours since Sunday's tornado sifting through the wreckage of his family's house in search of his daughter's flute. It's not worth a lot of money, but it's important to her and that makes it invaluable to him.
President Barack Obama is kicking off three days of travel to rally support for the job-creation and economic proposals he unveiled in his State of the Union address.
A suspect was on the run Tuesday after three people were shot to death and one was wounded at a known drug house in suburban Salt Lake City, causing temporary lockdowns at several area schools.
A bitter custody battle that included an international kidnapping and prison sentences for a former optometrist and his mother ended in gunfire at a Delaware courthouse, with the doctor's father killing his former daughter-in-law and another woman before fatally shooting himself, authorities said Tuesday.
As police scoured mountain peaks for days, using everything from bloodhounds to high-tech helicopters, the revenge-seeking ex-cop they wanted was hiding among them, holed up in a vacation cabin across the street from their command post.
A New Zealand food industry association on Wednesday rejected a coroner's call to add health warnings to soft-drink labels following the 2010 death of a woman who drank about 2 gallons of Coca-Cola a day.
Hadi Mezawi has never set foot on the Caribbean island of Dominica, has never seen its rainforests or black-sand beaches. But he's one of its newest citizens. Without leaving his home in the United Arab Emirates, the Palestinian man recently received a brand new Dominican passport after sending a roughly $100,000 contribution to the tropical nation half a world away.
A cruise line says it is making the passengers stranded aboard a disabled ship in the Gulf of Mexico as comfortable as possible with running water and some working bathrooms, contradicting the accounts of some passengers who told relatives of filthy, hot conditions and limited access to food.
By a robust bipartisan majority, the Senate voted Tuesday to renew the Violence Against Women Act with new assurances that gays and lesbians, immigrants and Native American women will have equal access to the act's anti-domestic violence programs.
Two prominent Republicans, including a nephew of former Gov. Haley Barbour, are lobbying for bills that would let the Mississippi Department of Human Services hire private companies to collect overdue child support payments.
1. Hollywood comes to Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Prescott to face trial for DUI STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. CMSD commits Lee property for redevelopment COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY